Civil War and Confederate monuments are at the center of debate in 2020. As a site of national memory and political violence, Ford’s offers a list of resources to help contextualize the history of how these monuments came to be and what they meant when first commissioned and their meanings now.
How do you view the Lincoln assassination? Was it the conclusion to the Civil War or the beginning of Reconstruction? Students today need a deeper understanding of the Lincoln assassination regarding the years of Reconstruction that followed. Read more to find out how teachers can reframe their teaching of the events at Ford's Theatre to connect them to the fight for equality today.
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